BYRON ALLEN’S ALLEN MEDIA GROUP PROMOTES NORA ZIMMETT TO PRESIDENT OF NEWS AND ORIGINAL SERIES FOR THE WEATHER GROUP
During his tenure at The weather channel, Zimmett led the production team for AMERICA’S MORNING HEADQUARTERS network’s flagship morning show, WEATHER CENTER LIVE, its popular original shows such as WEATHER GONE VIRAL, SOS: HOW TO SURVIVE and DEEP WATER SALVAGE. In addition to creating original series for The weather channelZimmett has developed broadcast syndication programming for Allen Media Group, as STORM OF SUSPICION. Zimmett also led the network to two national News and Documentary Emmy awards in 2019 and 2021.
In addition to continuing to lead the editorial and creative direction of The weather channel – voted the most trusted news brand for eleven consecutive years – Zimmett led content development and team building for Spain’s first 24-hour weather network, The Weather Channel in Spanish, slated for launch this spring. She also created and launched the Pattern streaming, a brand dedicated to climate and environmental reporting. Pattern can be found on multiple AVODs, social media and digital platforms.
Before his 7th birthday The weather channelZimmett held positions at CNN, Bloomberg Television, HDNetand Fox News Channel. Zimmett graduated with honors from Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree in English.
“At Nora Zimmett’s the elevation to President of News and Original Series for The Weather Group is well deserved and she is the perfect person to help lead our team as we continue to grow The Weather Channel’s media and technology brand around the world. said Byron Allen, Founder/Chairman/CEO of Allen Media Group. “Accurate and reliable weather and climate content is an essential and necessary service to protect and save lives. Nora is a great leader taking on this enormous responsibility.”
“I am honored to lead this organization’s news and original series divisions across our growing platforms,” said Nora Zimmet, president of news and original series for The Weather Group. “In a climate where there is a lot of mistrust towards the media, Byron Allen The vision to build on the success of The Weather Channel’s honest reporting and truthful storytelling demonstrates its commitment to science and journalism.”
About Allen Media Group / Entertainment Studios
President and CEO Byron Allen based Allen Media Group/Entertainment Studios in 1993. Based in Los Angelesit has offices at new York, Chicago, Atlantaand Charleston, South Carolina. Allen Media Group has 27 ABC-NBC-CBS-FOX affiliate television stations in 21 U.S. markets and twelve 24-hour HD television networks serving nearly 220 million subscribers: THE WEATHER CHANNEL, PETS.TV, COMEDY.TV, RECIPE.TV, CARS.TV, ES.TV, MADESTINATION.TV, JUSTICE CENTRAL.TV, THEGRIO.TV, THIS TV, LOCAL TV NOWand PATTERN. Allen Media Group will add its thirteenth network, THE WEATHER CHANNEL IN SPANOL in 2022. Allen Media Group also has THE GRIO, HBCUGOand LOCAL NOWfree–AVOD streaming service powered by THE WEATHER CHANNEL and content partners, who provide real-time, hyper-local news, weather, traffic, sports and lifestyle information. Allen Media Group also produces, distributes and sells advertising for 68 television programs, making it one of the largest independent producers/distributors of first-run syndicated television programming for television stations. Allen Media Group International Television continues to expand its branding and content around the world. It currently has active license agreements and programming in South Africathe United Arab Emirates, Australiathe Bahamian, Canada and New Zealand. With a library of over 5,000 hours of content held across multiple genres, Allen Media Group delivers video content to broadcast television stations, cable television networks, mobile devices and digital media. Our mission is to provide great programming to our Fortune 500 viewers, online users and advertising partners.
Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures is a full-service motion picture distribution company specializing in wide-release commercial content. ESMP released the highest-grossing independent film of 2017, the shark thriller 47 METERS DOWNwhich brought in more than $44.3 million. In 2018, ESMP also released Western to commercial and critical acclaim. HOSTILEShistorical mystery thriller CHAPPAQUIDDICK and the sequel to 47 METERS DOWN, 47 METERS BELOW: NO CAGE. The digital distribution unit of Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures, Freestyle Digital Media, is a leading multi-platform distributor with direct partnerships across all major cable, digital and streaming platforms. Capitalizing on a robust infrastructure, proven track record and experienced sales team, Freestyle Digital Media is a veritable home for independent films.
In 2016, Allen Media Group bought The Grioa highly rated digital video-centric news community platform dedicated to providing African Americans with compelling stories and perspectives currently underrepresented in existing national news outlets. The Grio offers aggregated and original video packages, news articles and opinion pieces on topics including breaking news, politics, health, business and entertainment. Originally launched in 2009, the platform was later purchased by NBC News in 2010. The digital platform remains focused on curating exciting digital content and currently has over 100 million annual visitors.
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